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Gare de l'Est

4.5
630 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary French
Please note that as of Sept 22 proof of double vaccination is required for indoor dining. Paper or PDF copies of your vaccine receipt can be found at covid-19.ontario.ca. For more details please visit ascarihg.com/covid19.
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An authentic, modern French brasserie in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant east end, Gare de l’Est was named after one of the oldest and largest train terminals in Paris, France. Just steps away from Crow’s Theatre, it offers an extensive menu of traditional French fare and seasonal dishes with a focus on local ingredients.

While the actual space doesn’t offer a means of transportation, its loft-like ceilings, deep hued banquettes and crisp white table clothes, will carry your imagination to whatever destination you desire.

Experiences

  • Le Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy your Parisian brunch at the corner of Dundas and Carlaw! Can't wait to host you on Saturday and Sunday Brunches.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 630 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would definitely eat here again.

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vipFoody
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gare de L'Est is a great hidden gem that are perfect for a weekend brunch. The location is not super convenient for us but we plan to try their dinner next!

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LisaP
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favourite for any celebration. The nicest staff I've ever met.

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LisaC
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated in a quiet secondary room (vs at the bar per the reservation on Open Table) which was great. Our server, Mike,was very engaging and helpful. The service from everyone we encountered was excellent. Mike made a wonderful special cocktail for us and was helpful and attentive through the entire meal. Food was also excellent - oysters, as well as Mussels Frites and duck breast - all delicious and served promptly. Will definitely go again - wonderful east end dining experience.

LK
LKSS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and ambiance. Will return.

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ICT180890
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and food! Location is great and the brunch menu is different from what most places have to offer

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Applejax
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely brunch, great service - will very likely be one of my go to Saturday brunch spots!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious, special and romantic

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florianed
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tout était super bon, je recommande mille fois ce resto ! De l'entrée au dessert nous nous sommes régalés !

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TerenceC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Canadian friends raved about this restaurant so I decided to take them out there, and I was not disappointed. Food and service were excellent. A bit pricey though.

JM
vipJessicaM
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely service and delicious food!

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LaniR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. Lovely patio! Will definitely return

MR
MichaelR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service. A good neighbourhood restaurant with a large patio.

KH
KateH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff are particularly good, thank you very much

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GrantH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. The duck was amazing.

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Olavo
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced... a dozen of oysters are $48! my dinner for 2 ppl was almost $300, food was good but not $300 good

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jd416
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Great service.

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Cait
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, unique experience as they have an open kitchen, the kitchen operates like a well oiled machine. The food was fantastic, a great place to share a bunch of starters and order your own main! The menu is small and feels very well thought out using the freshest and most in season ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The drinks were great. The service was wonderful. The ambience was amazing! We happened to go on a night with live music, which was a string quartet playing mainly contemporary music. Would definitely go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hostess!

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ThomasH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening on the patio at Gare de L’Est. Prompt, friendly service and simply outstanding food. We started out with a green salad that was stunningly tasty. The duck breast was cooked perfectly, and the Parisian Gnocchi special was just that….very special indeed. We’ll be back!

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AmeliaF
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, straightforward French bistro food done well. Every staff member was great to interact with, as well as extremely helpful. They accommodated an allergy easily, and made us mocktails on request that were truly divine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the bartender is incredible!

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Sweep
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , prompt personal food was amazing - seems like everyone there cares for the customer

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ReneeG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was great. Our server, Kristen, was fantastic! The food was delicious, especially the charcuterie board, it was a real stand out. Great wine list, definitely something for everyone.

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Mark
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambience. The service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok. Way too expensive for something that wasn't really fantastic tasting.

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vipLondonLee
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was disappointing to have food and coffee come to the table only warm. It really pointed out to me that detail in serving good food was not important to the chef

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DonC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food and patio atmosphere, but on the pricier side.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in a restaurant in 18 months was a great experience for Jennifer's birthday. Server, all food and wine were excellent. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is a Sunset Grill masquerading as a French Brasserie with inflated prices - actually, I would have enjoyed a Sunset grill more.

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FabienneS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Covid protocols are also strict and in place- would come back again!

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RobM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect in very way!

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SherylF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! We enjoyed every course, as usual.

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GhalebH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall experience was great. Will be heading back again.

MR
MichaelR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service - looking forward to going back again soon!

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Tango
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience! We enjoyed the live music as well.

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VoulaH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner on the patio. Chef Deron and team prepare food to perfection. We had oysters, steak tartare, steak frites and ordered the mushrooms and breads to go with our mains. This place is still our favourite restaurant, since it opened. Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I've been here a couple of times in the past and had a great experience. Unfortunately my recent trip wasn't much to be desired. For the price of the dishes it wasn't worth it. Charcuterie board had 2 small pieces of cheese and 4 small slices of duck. The terrine that comes with it had nuts it which wasn't addressed on the menu and my husband is allergic. $34 for a small piece of salmon that just tasted like butter and a side of peas and potatoes. The potatoes we're good, I will give it that. They also forgot about our order so waited almost an hour to eat, just put us off. The waitress and manager were very apologetic. Overall it was meh and I wouldn't come back.

FAQs

Gare de l'Est is rated 4.5 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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